Theater Department of STA & Visitation

Theatrical opportunities abound for Saint Thomas Academy and Convent of the Visitation School students. Involvement in VISTA Productions allows you to apply your scholastic knowledge while nurturing your creative talents. We offer a wide variety of theatrical productions ranging from classical works such as Shakespeare to contemporary pieces by national and local playwrights.

Our season also includes instruction in comedy improvisation techniques, dance and choreography, with numerous opportunities for student leadership in the creative and production process. Every year, we strive to design a season that challenges and enlightens our students while helping them discover their talents.

2016-17 Season

Wendy Short-Hays and Elliott Hays, directors of VISTA Productions, are excited about the new collaborations this year. Learn more about VISTA Productions opportunities for you—including acting, singing, scenic, and technical crews.

Wendy Short-Hays, Randi Rexroth and Elliott Hays
See the directory for contact information.

The Spitfire Grill

An American musical with music and book by James Valcq and lyrics and book by Fred Alley

The musical depicts the journey of a young woman just released from prison who decides to start her life anew in a rural Wisconsin town. She participates in a journey within the town itself toward its own tenuous reawakening.

November 11, 12, 18 @ 7:30 p.m. & November 13, 20 @ 2:00 p.m.


Variety Show

A show featuring STA & VIS upper school students and faculty in varied acts of wide variety…music, dance, novelty, acting, comedy, stupid pet tricks...

January 6, 7 @ 7:30 p.m.


Full Circle

A longstanding tradition in which we pool our ideas, talents and effort to create something new, will delve into the sea of social issues that grip our world.


February 3, 4 @ 7:30 p.m. & February 5 @ 2:00 p.m.


Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Joseph was one of 12 brothers whose father was Prophet Jacob and whose great grandfather was Prophet Abraham. This prophecy spoke of keeping Abraham’s message to worship One True God alive. 

Andrew Lloyd Wright and Tim Rice’s very first musical, written while in college and only pulled out and produced after their success with Jesus Christ Superstar.


April 7, 8, 21, 22 @ 7:30 p.m. & April 9, 23 @ 2:00 p.m.